Submit and track planning and permit applications. Submit service requests. Search public records. Pay fees. Request and view inspections.
ATTENTION: Permitting has released all applications to the Application Portal. You may still visit the Permits/Inspections page for permit related forms.
Access staff reports for items currently scheduled for the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
View meeting agendas for planning related Boards and Commissions.
Find general information about Boards and Commissions.
Access regulations related to planning and land development such as the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Rules and Regulations, the Forest Resource Ordinance, the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, and the Moderately Priced Dwelling Units Ordinance. Also find information about current building codes employed by Frederick County.
Access outreach meetings schedules for development review, permits and inspections, and planning and design.
Access information about population, employment, and development and find a variety of planning maps including the comprehensive plan map and zoning map.
The Division of Planning and Permitting helps to shape our physical communities with the goal of upholding the highest standards of livability. This involves planning and design, regulatory compliance, and conservation and preservation. Planning and design includes comprehensive, transportation, environmental, and water and sewer planning. Regulatory compliance includes development review, environmental compliance, and life safety. Conservation and preservation includes historic preservation, agricultural preservation, and forest resources.